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Snr Partner Paul Davis and his team to cycle 500 miles in the “Extra Mile Challenge” 2017

This years challenge? … four cyclists to cover 500 miles!

On 21st September, myself, Sue, Simon and Ruairi AKA “Team Manics”, will take part in the Extra Mile Challenge where we will cover 500 miles in 3 days around Brittany in France.

Of course these challenges always need a purpose and those of you that know me, will know that I have taken part in a number of cycling challenges around the UK and Europe, where those team challenges have raised significant sums of money for charity.

You may also know that I am passionate about our local Willen Hospice and will therefore once again be riding for this amazing charity, to raise much needed funds to support the amazing work that they give to the Milton Keynes Community.

One of the problems of raising money for charity, when you undertake these challenges regularly, is the difficulty in asking for donations and sponsorship on a regular basis, when there are so many other competing demands and requests for similar and worthy activities. However, as treasurer for the Hospice, I know that on 1st April each year, the clock is reset, and we have to raise £3 .6 million every year from donations and fund raising, and that’s allowing for the £1 million which we get from the public sector.

This year we will be splitting our monies raised and also donating to Anthony Nolan, the UK’s blood cancer charity. This is a charity close to our hearts with one of Sues friends currently battling leukaemia.

I am therefore looking for your generous support for this ride which will involve us each riding around 45 miles a day, starting on 21st September in Chartres , through to Rennes, and finishing in Normandy – greatly contributing to the £7 per minute, it takes to run the Hospice and the incredible work and research carried out by the Anthony Nolan charity that save lives daily!

The team has set up a virgin money giving page but if you would like to donate by other means such as, cheques, please make them payable to “Extra Mile Challenge” who will distribute the funds to our charities.

All donations will be gratefully received, as will your good wishes for a successful ride!

Paul Davis
Snr Partner (Keens Shay Keens MK LLP)

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